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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - MN: Criminal Justice

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The belief that everyone deserves a second chance is practiced daily by people involved in a unique Minnesota program. The Community Justice Project is a partnership between the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches and the Minneapolis Police Department. It matches volunteer m

STILLWATER, Minn. - Correctional officers from Minnesota's prison system and their labor union warn that staffing shortages coupled with inmate program cuts add up to a disaster waiting to happen. AFSCME Council 5 is calling public attention to what its members deem dangerous staffing shortages insi

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the Minnesota State Fair wound to a close with Labor Day, debate on gun control measures started heating up again. At issue is a polling question asked of fairgoers about whether a background check should be required for people who purchase firearms at gun shows. Opponents of pr

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A growing number of legal, advocacy and nonprofit groups in Minnesota are pushing for a constitutional amendment to change the system of selecting judges. In support of their effort comes a new report that asks, "Is Justice for Sale?" The report, from the Justice at Stake Campaig

DULUTH, Minn. - This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow 5-4 ruling that overturned Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban, citing the Second Amendment right to bear arms as basis for the decision. While they saw the ruling as predictable, local gun-safety advocates feel that the decision ignore

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The landscape for electing judges in Minnesota has changed dramatically in recent years. Judicial candidates can now share their social and political views, raise campaign money, and seek election endorsements. A growing number of legal, advocacy and nonprofit groups are worried th

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has landed on a list of "Judicial Hellholes" for being too tough on big business in civil lawsuits, and a group of attorneys is calling the report "biased." The report by the American Tort Reform Association says a state Supreme Court ruling would allow more than 4,000 people

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A video made by a survivor of the Virginia Tech mass shooting is sparking debate on how easy it is to buy a gun in Minnesota. With a hidden camera, Colin Goddard walked past the licensed gun dealers, into the very back of a gun show in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and bought a firearm f

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